Payment to artists
Maningrida Arts & Culture is a not for profit, community based, Aboriginal owned centre: artists receive 55% of the sale price of each artwork that you purchase. The taxable art centre commission percentage is used to support artists to create artworks and operate the art centre: tools and materials such as files, saws, knives, sand paper, kaolin, PVA and to maintain a vehicle and fuel for bush trips to harvest materials, as well as artists’ travel to exhibitions. The overheads at Maningrida Arts & Culture are very high due to our remote Arnhem Land location: groceries, fuel, freight, travel, power and water, vehicle and building maintenance mean that our arts business is expensive to operate but we ensure a maximum return to artists as one of the few non welfare based sources of income along with Bábbarra Designs, caring for country and the Djelk Rangers in the community.
It is very important to us that you are happy with your purchase. If not, we will fully refund you for the value of the artwork, minus the freight costs. You must notify the art centre within 10 days of receiving the artwork if you are not fully satisfied. You need only pay the cost of returning the painting to the art centre. The artwork must be returned in its original condition with all of its accompanying documentation for the guarantee to apply.
Maningrida Arts and Culture works to ensure that all items for purchase on the website are available and correctly priced. Enquiries about artwork will be addressed as soon as possible to confirm availability; however, on occasion, power outages and other impediments of our remote location mean that we may not always be able to respond in a timely manner.
Artworks on consignment
Galleries and outlets: If you wish to receive stock on consignment, please email email@example.com
All prices quoted are in Australian Dollars.
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Every effort is made to dispatch artworks as quickly as possible, but specific delivery times cannot be guaranteed. Please keep in mind that you are purchasing something from a remote community. Minimum delivery time is usually four weeks after the item has been dispatched by Maningrida Arts & Culture.
Our nearest courier service is 500 kilometres away in Darwin.
Duties and taxes
Maningrida Arts & Culture sells artwork to the public on behalf of the artist on a consignment basis. Therefore, paintings sold are Goods and Services Tax (GST) exempt. When shipping paintings overseas, the purchaser is liable for any duties or taxes payable specific to the country of import.
Artwork is shipped out of Maningrida on a weekly barge to the port of Darwin and then forwarded on with our courier agent. Freight charges will be calculated according to the size and weight of your total order.
Maningrida Arts & Culture accepts the following methods of payment:
Credit cards: Visa, MasterCard and Amex only.
Direct bank transfer: please contact us for details. Ensure that the payment description includes your name and invoice number.
Artwork is freighted or posted once payment has been confirmed.
Maningrida Arts & Culture guarantees all artwork shown is authentic Aboriginal art. Every painting is accompanied by a signed and dated Certificate of Authenticity that tells the ‘story’ relating to the artwork and information about the artist.